Friday, 22 November 2019                

Club Tournaments - current

Club Championship (Senior) finished

Christmas Cracker (Youth/Junior) finished


Presentation Night

 2019 Croydon Chess Club

Presentation Night

6pm Thursday, 5th December 2019

Families of members are welcome.

 

WHAT

Awards, a raffle, a blitz tournament and free pizza!

WHEN

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

WHERE

Swinburne Croydon Campus – Cafeteria

    Main entrance - Norton Rd, Croydon

COST

It's free for members and their families.

WHAT TO BRING

Could each family please bring a plate of dessert, salad or finger food to share (cultural dishes welcome).

Also gold coins to buy tickets for the Christmas hamper raffle!

NOTIFY

Please email Ian by 1st December:

  • Who and how many are coming.
  • Any food requirements.
  • Please list the names of those likely to play in the blitz tournament which finishes at 9:30pm.

Email: secretary@croydonchess.com

DETAILS

6:10pm – 6:50pm Dinner
Pizza and soft drinks provided. Please bring dessert or salad to share.

6:50pm – 7:45pm Presentations
Presentations for all our  2019 tournaments plus special awards.

8:00pm – 9:30pm Blitz Tournament (optional)
Blitz tournament (5 mins/game, everyone plays 5 games) - optional, but everyone welcome!


 

Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in the development of our club:

GOLD SPONSOR
Bendigo Bank
Mooroolbark

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

GOLD SPONSOR
LJ Hooker Mooroolbark L J Hooker
Mooroolbark

 

COACHING SPONSOR
Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

 EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
 Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council

EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
Chess Victoria

VENUE SUPPORT
Swinburne University


World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list

 

 

Latest News
2019 Club Championshiip - 21 Nov

 

Open:

    1st       IM Guy West 6.5/7

    2nd      Ian Birchall   5   (on tiebreak)

    3rd       Kyle Gibson    5

    Top Junior     Gavyn Sanusi-Goh
    U1600    Marko Grabovac, Matthew Potter, Ion Kloprogge                                         
    U1200    George Meilicke
 

U800:

    1st     Matthew Zhu  5/7

    2nd    Colin He  4.5  (on tiebreak)

    3rd     Hayden Ma   4.5

Full results


 

 
Christmas Cracker - 21 Nov

 

Congratulations:

Youth:   1st Stefan Lee,   2nd  Felix Chen,  3rd  Hayden Ma                                            

Junior A:   1st  Jason Cui.   2nd   Lachlan Zhang,  3rd Emily Wu

Junior B:   1st  Leo Li,    =2nd  Hao Guo & David Qi

 

Full results


 

 
Spring Cup - 21 Sep

 

Congratulations:                                                                                                       

  Open:   1st    Ian Birchall   4/5

             2nd   Kyle Gibson   3.5/5  (on tiebreak)

            3rd    Matthew Potter  3.5/5

              (on tiebreak ahead of Gavyn & Tanya)

  U800:   1st   Timothy Brown  3.5/5  (on tiebreak)

             2nd   Colin He   3.5/5

             3rd   Matthew Zhu  3/5

Full Results


 
Junior Club Championship - 21 Sep

 

Congratulations to our new Junior Club Champion, Stefan Lee.                                

 

Youth Club:

    1st    Stefan Lee   5.5/7

  =2nd   Felix Chen & Jayden Zhang  5

 

Junior A:

      =1st   Analia Luscombe, Jason Cui, Emily Wu   5/7

 

Junior B:

     1st    Samuel Gu    5.5/7

     2nd   Anmol Paudel   5

   =3rd   Michael Pan, Harry Gong, Ray Dong  4

 

Full results


 

 
September ACF Ratings

 

Members'  new ACF ratings can be seen here. The following members have increased their ratings by over 50 points since May:   Jayden, Pearl, Guy and Chengyun!


 
2019 Vic Championships - 26 Aug

 

Open:

Congratulations to Chris Wallis on becoming Victorian Champion for the first time.

1st    FM Chris Wallis

2nd   IM Guy West (4 time previous winner)

3rd    IM Igor Goldenberg (4 time previous winner)

=4th  John Nemeth et al.    Results. 

 

Women:

Congratulations to WGM Julia Ryjanova on becoming the 2019 Victorian Women's Champion.

Tanya Kolak finished =4th.   Results.


 
End of Announcements

                                                                                                                        

 
Next two club nights

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     Nov 28   Novelty Tournament

     Dec 05   Presentation Night - 6pm start

                                     

Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Nov 28  Novelty Tournament

     Dec 05   Presentation Night - 6pm start

 

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Nov 28  Senior Coaching with Guy West

     Dec 05   Presentation Night - 6pm start

                   at Swinburne Uni - Croydon

    

 See the 2019 Calendar

  

What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers an enjoyable, family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

  • We meet on Thursday nights during school terms. Juniors: 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Youth: 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Seniors: 7:30pm onwards.
  • We have a tiered coaching program for our junior & youth players and coaching nights for our senior players.
  • We run regular tournaments from fun Blitz events to strong ACF rated Open events.

For more information about our club and how to become a member please see our "Membership" page

  

Addresses

Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth

Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

 CG Building

Swinburne University
  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC

   See Campus Map

 


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club
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Your Local Chess Club

Croydon Chess services the following areas:

Bayswater, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Doncaster, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Healesville, Heathmont, Heatherdale, Kilsyth, Knox, Lilydale, Mitcham, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Seville, Silvan, Templestowe, Vermont, Wandin, Wantirna, Warburton, Warrandyte, Wheelers Hill, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley (covering council areas of Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges).

We have also listed other Melbourne and Victorian clubs on our external links page.


Statement of Purpose

Croydon Chess exists to:

  • encourage the enjoyment of chess amongst residents of Croydon and surrounding suburbs
  • educate our community about the benefits of a lifetime of playing chess
  • train participants of all ages to become more technically proficient in their play
  • facilitate the running of structured (competitive) chess tournaments as well as informal (casual) play
  • provide a welcoming club environment that fosters development of productive, long-term relationships between our members

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